Stem-Cell Throwback

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Aug. 29 2010 11:58 AM

Stem-Cell Throwback

The stem-cell ruling, issued Monday by U.S. District Chief Judge Royce Lamberth, says that federal funding of research using cells derived from destroyed embryos violates federal law. Pro-lifers are ecstatic. "Court Strikes Down Obama Administration Stem Cell Policy," crows Americans United for Life. But this ruling goes way beyond Obama. It voids Bush's stem-cell policy, too. And it does so on flimsy grounds with sloppy reasoning.

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Will Saletan writes about politics, science, technology, and other stuff for Slate. He’s the author of Bearing Right.